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The Mockingbird Fringe Venue 441   Bar WiFi
72-74 Newington Road. 0131 466 2041
Age Restrictions: 18+ Only
Crags Bar is a very busy bar, on busy main road Newington Road (that leads onto South Clerk Street). It is the area of Edinburgh used by a lot of tourist for accommodation direct and is a straight route into the Royal mile. The performance space is a cosy basement bar space and is close to our other venue, Clerks, as well as being near to the Queens Hall, Summerhall and other southside venues.
Types of Performances possible at The Mockingbird
Comedy Theatre Courses Events and Tours Music Musicals and Opera Spoken Word Cabaret 
Crags Bar is located on Newington Road, which leads in a straight line onto South Clerk Street, and the South/North Bridge, intersecting with the Royal Mile.

The venue is a new venue for Free Festival and has only been running as a bar for a year, under a new owner, which has seen the bar completely refurbished. It's a bar with a friendly atmosphere, new decor, and a wide selection of drinks that attracts locals and tourists who stay in the accommodation all around this part of town.

The venue is close to Clerk's Bar, and also The Queens Hall and Summerhall. As the Fringe moves further south this is in an great location close to all of the Southside venues, and in a straight line from the royal mile to get people to the venue from flyering.

 

Performance Space: Upstairs

Stage - Roughly 4m Wide & 1.5 m deep on the flat. A larger area can be used by removing some seats. Backstage/wingspace to stage right, this is also where the sound position is located. 

Seating - Capacity 55 seated, with room for 7 people standing along the side if full..

Lighting - 1xPar Can to flood light the stage.

Sound - 4 Channel Mixer, Cables for MP3 Player, 2 Mics, Cables and Mic stands. Performers own sound equipment can be added easily.

Audio Visual - There is no screen in this room, but it is suitable for shows bringing a projector and screen.

Storage - There is a very small area for equipment in the venues cellar, shared between all shows.

Bar - There is no bar in the room.

Crags Bar Images:

Room is in an unrigged state  in these images

    
The stage area will be along this wall - backdrop hung along wall, curtains added to windows, and area on left curtained off to make backstage area. Seats will be theatre style. View from stage - seating will be in rows, windows curtained, and boards around room covered. 
    
The Main Bar downstairs  

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